The 13 Best Thrill Rides in Las Vegas

Jun 21, 2021 | Entertainment, Gems, Las Vegas

Las Vegas is filled with all sorts of excitement outside of its Casinos.  Las Vegas provides its guests with all sorts of excitement that guarantees to make people keep coming back for more. You can pretty much find anything you want in the City of Lights. One of the many things that Las Vegas can provide its tourists is activities that will get your adrenaline pumping. From roller coasters to ziplines, here are the 13 best thrill rides in Las Vegas.


1. Adventuredome at Circus Circus

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus is an amusement park that was built within a hotel. The location has several rides that are scattered throughout the area and are sure to get your blood pumping. Guests who book a room at the hotel receive an all-day ride pass which grants them unlimited rides on every Adventuredome attraction. Along with the thrill rides, Adventuredome provides hours of fun for younger family members, such as carousels and 4D theatrical rides featuring some famous cartoon characters like Spongebob. You can also play some laser tag, arcade games, rock climbing, and more.

If you are not staying at the hotel, you can pay to gain access to all the rides for $33.95. Here are the thrill rides you can take at the Adventuredome.


2. Canyon Blaster Coaster

The Canyon Blaster Coaster is not for the faint of heart. The ride travels at 55 mph and will take you through a series of steep drops, double loops, and double corkscrews. It also has a series of tunnels that will engulf you in total darkness, making it hard for you to see anything in front of you. The ride does provide an entire view of the Adventuredome, but it will be challenging to admire the view with how fast the ride is taking you.


3. El Loco Roller Coaster

El Loco Roller Coaster is another thrilling ride you can experience at the Adventuredome. The steel coaster rises 90 feet high before dropping the riders at 1.5 vertical Gs through a series of twists and turns that will leave your heart pumping hard.


4. Sling Shot

The Sling Shot is a short one, but that doesn’t make it any less of a thrilling ride. The ride starts by immediately shooting up towards the top of the 100-foot tower at some of the most intense forces of Gs. Once the ride has reached the top, it starts to descend in an ultimate free fall. The ride will leave you with a head rush that will remain with you for quite some time.


5. The Inverter

The inverter will turn your world upside down and take you for a head-spinning ride. Interestingly enough, the ride pauses mid-flight, long enough to cause some minor panic, before starting up again and repeating the process, taking you back in the opposite direction and flipping you upside down once again. The only thing keeping you on the ride is the T-bar and harness, so if you don’t like the idea of dangling mid-air, then avoid this thrilling ride. However, if you consider yourself a bona fide thrill seeker, then this ride is a must.


6. SkyJump

Every wanted to bungee jump off the Seattle Space Needle? While it’s not possible to do it from the actual needle (unless you count the VR experience), the replica in Las Vegas allows you to do the real thing at the STRAT Hotel. Climbing to the top of this building will provide you with an excellent view of the entire Strip, and bungee jumping off it provides you with a thrill you’ll never forget. SkyJump has managed to make it onto the Guinness World Records for having one of the highest commercial decelerators facilities. Thrill-seekers will plunge from an 855-foot fall all for $129.99 per jump, and you need to be at least 14 or older for this experience.


7. Insanity

The STRAT hotel also has another thrill ride you can take if you are not interested in jumping off the Space Needle. The Insanity is a ride that suspends you at 866 feet in the air and spins you around, all while making you face the ground. The tremendous mechanical arm extends 64 feet from the edge of the building and spins the riders at speeds close to 65 miles per hour. Adult admission for this ride costs $25 per person, while kids 12 and under pay $14.


8. X-Scream

Another thrilling ride found at the STRAT. X-Scream also hangs at 866 feet in the air and looks like a giant seesaw. The ride takes you 27 feet over the edge of the building, suspending you briefly above the Strip before pulling you back and forth. The ride takes you through a series of surprising movements that will make you feel like you’re about to be tossed off from the building. The ride costs $25 for adults, and for children it costs $14.


9. The Big Shot

Another exciting ride on top of the STRAT is The Big Shot. The ride launches you to the very top of the tower’s needle. As you ascend to the top, you will feel like the ride is about to launch off from the tip of the needle. If you manage to stop screaming for a couple of seconds, you will be able to enjoy the excellent view of the Strip. The ride will make you bounce back and forth three times before slowly lowering down to the base, allowing you to catch your breath. The Big Shot costs $29 for a single ride, but you can get an unlimited pass for $43.


10. The Big Apple Coaster

Founder at the New York-New York Hotel, The Big Apple Coaster is an excellent thrill ride that will leave you wanting more. The roller coasters managed to heighten the experience even further by providing an option for virtual reality. The addition of this VR experience allows you to strap on a VR google, which provides you with highly advanced and immersive graphics that takes the experience to a whole new level. The VR ride makes you take the role of a scientist chasing after an escaped alien through the Nevada desert and Vegas skyline. The tickets cost $15, with the virtual addition costing $20.


11. Slotzilla Zipline

Located in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont street, Slotzilla is an exciting thrill ride for anyone who wishes to experience a zipline ride. Slotzilla offers its guests two flying experiences. The first one allows the rider to glide on the lower zipline or soar on the upper zipline. The ride starts off 80 feet in the air on top of one of the hugest slot machines ever created. The flyers will land somewhere between premade near the Four Queen and Fremont Casino.

If you decide to take the upper Zoom line, you can start even higher from 110 feet. Doing this zipline will take you through Fremont Street to the Golden Gate Casino.


12. Desperado Coaster

Desperado Coaster is located at the Primm Valley Casino Resort. The roller coaster is open to riders on Friday through Sunday. Compared to some of the other rides we have on this list, it’s considered the most affordable one In Vegas, with the wristbands provided for both adults and children. The coaster is considered one of the tallest and fastest rides in the country, over 209-foot apex and plunging straight through a tunnel at 90 miles per hour. If that’s not enough to make your heart pump like crazy, the ride will also whip you around at a 155-foot spiral drop at 4 G-force. The roller coaster is a ride that should only be taken by those who have nerves of steel. The fall it takes you through is terrifying, but if you’re a real thrill seeker, then you have found your ride.


13. Voodoo Zipline

The Rio Hotel is made up of two towers that have been used to connect a zipline that glides the rider down from 50 stories. You and any of your companions can sit side by side and glide from tower to tower for 70 seconds. The entire ride will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get a view of the whole city. Voodoo Zipline has the rider soar through the skies at 33 miles per hour.

However, this zipline ride is considered dangerous, so you need to sign a waiver before being allowed to get on the Voodoo Zipline. It also has weight restrictions in place, and everyone needs to be over 4’8. Younger kids are allowed to ride if they meet the height requirement and have permission from their parents.


Wrapping things up

After a long day of going through some of the wildest rides in Vegas, you’ll want to relax as the day comes to an end. Why not head over to your neighborhood cannabis dispensary, Wallflower Cannabis House to get yourself some goods? We are located at 6540 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139.

The legalization of cannabis has made it possible for people to enjoy recreational marijuana, so take advantage of it while you are here. At Wallflower, you can get high-quality cannabis products, such as flowers, pre-rolls, vapes, waxes, edibles, and more. Come on by after an exciting day of fun.